What is the Greatest Play ... Ever?
It was billed as the game of the year, and the first 59 minutes and 54 seconds certainly lived up to the hype. Doug Flutie's underdog Boston College Eagles had traveled to Miami in November 1984 to take on Bernie Kosar and the top-ranked Hurricanes. The game was back-and-forth, but Miami seemingly took the lead for good when running back Melvin Bratton scored his fourth rushing touchdown of the day to put the 'Canes up 45-41 with 25 second left. Flutie still had one last shot, and two plays and 22 seconds later, the Eagles were at midfield with enough time for one final play. By now, the last six seconds have become engrained in every college football fan's mind. Flutie takes the snap, scrambles left to buy some time before heaving a Hail Mary toward the end zone. Receiver Gerard Phelan drifts back a few yards beyond the Miami defenders, the ball sails into his arms, and Boston College celebrates what is arguably the greatest college football play of all time.
We say arguably because some fans will claim that Vince Young's last-second scramble to win the Rose Bowl last January was the greatest play. Others will say it was when California scored on a last-gasp, crazy-lateral, kickoff return in which it had to contend with not only Stanford's defense, but also its marching band which had taken the field to start celebrating an apparent victory in 1982. Today, we want your vote. What is the greatest play in college football history?
Hazing in College Sports
On Monday, badjocks.com released disturbing photos showing players on the Northwestern women's soccer team being hazed by other team members. Several players were shown wearing only T-shirts and underwear. Some were blindfolded with their hands tied behind their backs. And in other photos, some girls were lap dancing guys. Late Monday, Northwestern suspended the team pending an investigation.
Today we want to know your thoughts. How prevalent is it in college athletics? How often does it occur on campuses outside of sports? If hazing is ingrained in the college sports culture, what can be done to prevent incidents like the one at Northwestern?
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